3 shot, 2 dead in overnight Jacob Blake protests in US

3 shot, 2 dead in overnight Jacob Blake protests in US
# 26 August 2020 15:18 (UTC +04:00)

Protests following the police shooting of Jacob Blake continued for a third night Tuesday into Wednesday as police deployed tear gas, flash bangs and rubber bullets upon protesters and erected a fence around the Kenosha County Courthouse, APA reports citing ABC News.

At least three people were shot and two people were killed during the protests overnight, according to Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth.

Beth said the three people were shot near a gas station and that the other victim has non life-threatening injuries.

Kenosha Police and the FBI are still investigating what led to the shooting, Beth said.

As curfew began at 8 p.m., in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Tuesday, police can be heard warning people to move away from the courthouse where demonstrators had gathered.

A state of emergency was approved by the Kenosha Common Council on Tuesday afternoon, according to ABC Wisconsin affiliate, which will be in place until Friday.

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